Isha Chants includes three collections of chants – Vairagya, Ye Devi and Linga Bhairavi Arati – each with its own flavour.
Vairagya consists of five chants, each with its own unique hue.
First, the Nirvana Shatakam is an outstanding composition by Adi Shankara, embodying the essence of vairagya. This chant is regarded as synonymous with the path of brahmacharya.
The Guru Paduka Stotram is a devotional tribute in gratitude and praise of the sandals of the Guru.
Brahmananda Swarupa (“the image of the Creator’s ecstasy”) is a consecrated mantra which one can chant throughout the day to connect to Sadhguru’s energy and Grace.
Aum Namah Shivaya, known as the “Maha Mantra” is a very powerful arrangement of sounds which forms an integral part of a Brahmachari’s sadhana. It is also the highlight of the Mahashivratri meditations at Isha Yoga Center.
Shambho (“the auspicious one”) is a very gentle and beautiful manifestation of Shiva who readily responds to those who call upon Him.
A series of posts that explain the significance of these chants are available in the Isha Blog:
Making Use of Vairagya
Here are Sadhguru’s guidelines on finding which of the 5 Vairagya chants will suit you best.
Listen to each of the mantras a few times. Don't try to like or dislike them in terms of their musical quality or whatever – just listen to them. When you feel one of them really draws you, keep that mantra going all the time – at home, in your car, on your phone – everywhere. After some time, it will become so much a part of your system and will set a certain ambience for you.
These sounds should become like your breath. After some time, without even listening you will be reverberating with the chant. It'll do wonderful things to you.
These sublimely powerful chants were especially selected by Sadhguru, and adapted by Sounds of Isha, to be played at the consecration of Linga Bhairavi. Ethereal vocals, resounding with the stark intensity of the mantras, and subtle soundscapes of traditional instruments evoke a warmly serene, meditative ambience. A mystical space to connect and resound with the creative and nurturing aspects of the universe.
Linga Bhairavi is the most exuberant expression of the Divine Feminine, unique in her manifestation in the form of a linga. Her triangular-shaped abode is adjacent to the Isha Yoga Center. Powerful, earthy and humane, Linga Bhairavi is the ultimate manifestation of the Mother Goddess – all-powerful and all-encompassing.
Linga Bhairavi Arati
This collection brings three powerful Sanskrit mantras sung by Sadhguru for the Devi.
1. Linga Bhairavi Arati – An appeal for Devi’s Grace and an offering of oneself.
2. Linga Bhairavi Stuti – The 33 auspicious names of the Devi are a key to imbibing Her form.
3. Linga Bhairavi Stuti with Chorus – In this version, you can learn the Stuti by repeating after Sadhguru.
4. Linga Bhairavi Mantra (“Lum Vum”) – Devi is a manifestation of the three-and-a-half chakras in the human system which correlate to one’s health, wellbeing, stability and prosperity.
Consecrated by Sadhguru, these devotional chants describe the manifold qualities of the Devi.
She is the one who is Mother to all, who protects her devotees, who is beyond fear, who is the giver of ecstasy and who grants ultimate liberation.